4.2 International variations in incidence

The incidence of breast cancer in women in RoI and NI was close to the median of the 21 countries shown. Age-standardised rates in both countries were slightly lower than in the UK (Figure 4.2). Rates were highest in Belgium and Denmark and lowest in Poland, Russia and Japan.

Figure 4.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: female breast cancer

Source: GLOBOCAN 2008 (Ferlay et al., 2008) (excluding RoI and NI data, which is derived from cancer registry data for 2005-2007)

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